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Colorado lawmakers pledge $100 million for child care

With just over a year until Colorado begins providing free preschool to 4-year-olds statewide, state lawmakers want to inject $100 million into efforts to beef up the early childhood workforce and create more slots for young children. During a news conference Wednesday afternoon, a group of lawmakers announced the legislation, which would be funded with federal […]

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Colorado leaders plan to make child care safer. Here’s how.

State early childhood leaders want to give Colorado parents user-friendly information about how to pick child care settings that are safe, provide more support and training to unlicensed child care providers, and create a new four-member state unit to support unlicensed providers and enforce child care rules. These are a few of the recommendations from […]

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Colorado’s governor wants to enlist private companies to help fix public problems with new partnership office

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis wants private companies to help solve public problems like a shortage of child care options and affordable housing and to help develop a Front Range passenger rail service. The Democrat’s budget proposal asks state lawmakers for more than a million dollars to open up a new public-private partnership office. The proposal […]